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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

An assault in Tallaght, a surprise G7 summit visit and an air crash in Mallorca made headlines today.
Aug 25th 2019, 7:45 PM 11,603 1

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


notting-hill-carnival-2019 Pilates instructor Juliana Campos wearing a Brazilian made carnival costume, ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival, London. Source: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images

  • A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital after being found with serious head injuries in west Dublin.
  • The government has  been accused of producing a “wall of silence” over the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. 
  • Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross asked that government funding to the greyhound industry be terminated in the wake of the RTÉ Investigates programme.
  • Banks subject to the investigation of tracker mortgage complaints are now expected to row back on their planned challenges after a public rebuke by the country’s financial services watchdog.
  • An elderly man died after a single-vehicle collision in Skibbereen, Co Cork yesterday evening. 
  • An Irish golf fan was among six people who were injured after lightning struck trees at a golf tournament in the US on Saturday.
  • A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with a serious assault in Co Meath on Saturday morning.


g7-summit-2019 France's President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#AMAZON: Hundreds of new fires have begun in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, official data shows.

#BREXIT: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the chances of a Brexit deal with the EU are now “touch and go”.

#G7 SUMMIT: An official Iranian plane carrying Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif landed in Biarritz in France during the G7 summit.

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#SPAIN: Seven people were killed in a collision between a helicopter and a small plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca.


For what could be one of the last fine days of summer, here’s Ms Nina Simone to play us out. 

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